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ERIC Number: ED020304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun-1
Pages: 79
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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EXPERIMENTAL AND DEMONSTRATION MANPOWER PROJECT, TRAINING AND PLACEMENT OF YOUTHFUL INMATES, DRAPER CORRECTIONAL CENTER, ELMORE, ALABAMA. 10TH PROGRESS REPORT, APRIL 1-JUNE 1, 1966.
MCKEE, JOHN M.; AND OTHERS
INITIATED AS AN EXPERIMENTAL EFFORT TO HELP REDUCE THE HIGH RATE OF RECIDIVISM TO ALABAMA'S PRISONS, THE MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING PROJECT HAS GRADUATED 173 YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS AS ENTRY-LEVEL TRADESMEN. JOBS WERE SECURED FOR 142 GRADUATES AS THEY BECAME ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE, SIX GRADUATES WERE RELEASED TO FACE OTHER CHARGES, AND 25 AWAIT PAROLE ELIGIBILITY AND PLACEMENT. OF THE 18 GRADUATES RETURNED TO PRISON, 15 HAD TECHNICALLY VIOLATED THEIR PAROLE, AND ONLY THREE HAD COMMITTED NEW OFFENSES. A REVIEW OF THE PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED IN THE PROJECT SHOWS THE NEED FOR ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS--A PRE-TRAINING REMEDIAL READING PROGRAM, AND A POST-TRAINING SUPERVISED SETTING IN WHICH GRADUATES MAY RECEIVE GUIDANCE IN PRACTICING DESIRABLE SOCIAL BEHAVIOR. EFFORTS ARE BEING MADE TO PROVIDE SUCH SERVICES AND TO HAVE STAFF MEMBERS RECEIVE INSERVICE TRAINING IN GROUP DYNAMICS AND GROUP COUNSELING TO BETTER GUIDE TRAINEES IN PERSONAL-SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT. INFORMATION RELATIVE TO PRACTICAL PROBLEMS AND SUCCESSES IN PROJECT ADMINISTRATION, RECRUITING, COUNSELING, TRAINING, JOB DEVELOPMENT AND PLACEMENT, AND FOLLOWUP IS PRESENTED. THE APPENDIXES GIVE CONSULTATION AND CONFERENCE REPORTS, ACTIVITIES, DATA ON INMATES IN TRAINING, AND ON RECENT GRADUATES, AND FOLLOWUP DATA. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Rehabilitation Research Foundation, Elmore, AL. Draper Correctional Center.
Identifiers: Manpower Development and Training Act